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Anton Du Beke tipped to quit Strictly Come Dancing as BBC contest dealt cruel blow

Strictly Come Dancing is set to return later this year despite the current coronavirus panic, according to professional dancer Neil Jones. BBC favourite Kevin Clifton recently quit the show in order to pursue new projects and while Anton Du Beke has already been confirmed among the professional line-up to return in 2020, new data suggests it could be his final swansong.

The next series of Strictly Come Dancing could be Anton Du Beke’s last according to new odds.

Anton has been a firm, family favourite since the show’s inception in 2004 on BBC.

The Strictly professional has never won the show but come close to it many times. 

Last year he was partnered with Strictly fanatic and EastEnders actress Emma Barton and the two made it into the final. 

It was, however, Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher and his professional partner Oti Mabuse who lifted that illustrious Glitterball Trophy. 

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They’ll also be joined by Gorka Marquez, Graziano Di Prima, Janette Manrara, Johannes Radebe, Karen Hauer, Katya Jones, Luba Mushtuk, Nadiya Bychkova, Nancy Xu, Neil Jones and Oti Mabuse.

Sarah James, Executive Producer, BBC Studios, says: “It’s wonderful to welcome back so many talented individuals within this year’s line-up of Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers.

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“They are each at the top of their game and as a cast are simply incredible.

“We can’t wait to see what magic they will bring to the ballroom this year. Strictly 2020.”

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